2017 August 22

Archive for August 22nd, 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan Policy to Focus on Operational Results

August 22, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN When President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited policy on Afghanistan, his remarks Monday hinted the plan was a compromise between his instinct, to pull out, and advice he received that a hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that …

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Opportunities, Challenges Seen in Trump’s New South Asia Strategy

August 22, 2017 |

In U.S. President Donald Trump's long-awaited strategy announcement on Afghanistan, he put forth a case for staying the course and not allowing the country to become a haven for terrorists who would once again pose a threat to U.S. national …

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Text of President Trump’s Speech on Afghanistan

August 22, 2017 |

Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

Fort Myer

Arlington, Virginia

9:02 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.Thank you.Please be seated.

Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General …

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Text of President Trump’s Speech on Afghanistan

August 22, 2017 |

Remarks by President Trump on the Strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

Fort Myer

Arlington, Virginia

9:02 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.Thank you.Please be seated.

Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General …

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Mattis Ponders Afghan Troop Surge; Trump Speech Reaction Mixed

August 22, 2017 |

WHITE HOUSE Following an announcement by President Donald Trump declaring the United States' commitment to Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday he has not yet made a decision on how many troops to send to the South Asian …

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